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VOLUME XI—NO. 42.
OPELOUSAS, LA., SATURDAY, AUGUST 7TH, 1920.
SUBSCRIPTION—$2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
WORK ON EUNICE
STREETS RETARDED
lack OF MATERIAL
MAYOR BERWICK SAYS TRAFFIC
IN "CORN JUICE" IN HIS
CITY MUST STOP
time since I
it has been some
thought is was necessary to transmit
» written message to the town council.
8 Happenings within the last week
jiave convinced me that there are sev
«al matters which should be brought
. f h e attention of your honorable
body There seems to be no attempt
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made on the part of the town marshal
enforce the how law, and if any
attempt is being made it is done in
such a half hearted manner that noi
attention is being paid to it. Hogs
can be found on almost any street in
town at all hours of the day and night
contrary to town ordinance. I have
repeatedly called the attention of the
town marshall to this and have been
always told that he would look into
It and have the law enforced. I have
never noticed any appreciable change.
I have forwarded to each of you
copies of letters recently written to
the marshal on the subject in order
that you may be conversant with all
the facts. 1 will welcome any sug
gestions on the part of members the
council as to the best method of pro
cedure to have the laws of our town
enforced.
I have refrained from bringing this
matter up before the council as I had
hoped that our administration would
come to a successful termination
without any frictioi^ of any kind and
it can now if our marshall will only
do his duty in enforcing the laws. We
obligated ourselves when elected to
do so and I feel that we owe it to the I
people who put us In office.
Our only reason for being in office
now is that our predecessors were not
enforcing the laws as written on the
ordinance book, and the citizens de
sired a change. They will certainly
be entitled to a change again should
we be derelict in our duty. 1
I think that the records will show
that there has been a conviction in
practically every case that has been
brought before the mayor's court
showing conclusively that I am mak- ;
ing an honest endeavor to do my
^
If forced to do so by the non-en
forcement of the hog law I can get a
man at $25.00 a month and the fee al- (
lowed by the law, who I promise will
keep the streets clear of hogs. This
salary of $25.00 to be deducted from
the salary now being paid the town
marshall.
I infinitely prefer that the marshall
do his duty and draw the salary as
originally agreed upon. I hope the
council will enter into a general and
free discussion on this subject, and ;
assure you gentlemen that my only j
motive in bringing it to your attention
now is to see a very necessary law en
forced.
I am very sorry to be compelled to
$tate that the liquor traffic in our
town is more or less in vogue. It Is
not altogether unusual to see a drunk,
on the streets, and cannot help but
feel that with the proper attention j
this can be reduced to a minimum.
I am also convinced from what in
formation I am able to get that this
"Com Juice" whisky is being brought
in here via automobiles from the
town of Opelousas. In my judgment
it would be very easy to get these
cars on their return trip and appre
hend the parties bringing it in as it
is no big secret as to who they are.
I have some information in regard
to this liquor traffic in the town of
Eunice, which I hope I will not be
forced todisclose, as I think the ends
of justice can be met just as well
without doiijg so, but as a warning
p will state that unless a more decided
(effort Is made to suppress same I will
be compelled to do so.
Contract work on the streets Is not
Contractor" > h ,iki that ho «» do . !
L alT that r/ no^Lv ln to get
1 he P0SSibly C " 1 8
:
Progressing as I would like to see it. ;
material, but Is having some trouble
In getting gravel with proper rock
content in it, and we are requiring j
that contract be lived up to in this
respect. All of this has been threshed
out some gravel has been placed on
street and we hope that work will now
Progress in a satisfactory manner.
1 would suggest to council that salary
of night marshall be raised to $100
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Per month. Mr. Bihm, present night
marshall tells me that it is impossible
for him to make both ends meet with
present salary, having to support a
large family. I can recommend Mr.
■Bihm as being a most efficient officer
and always being on the job, and I am
now using him to do a great deal of
day work for me. He has succeeded
In breaking up the gang of night rob
bers that have operated ~in "oûr tôwn
elmost ever since we have been in
office and at the next term of court
hope to secure several conviction
®f parties he has arrested for this
offence.
DUDLEY BERWICK,
Mayor.
MORROW BEARCATS TRIM
WASHINGTON OTHER CATS
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Special Correspondence:
Morrow, La., Aug. 4.—The Morrow
Bearcats mopped up with the Wash
ington Graycats in a game at Wash
ington on Sunday, August 1. The
score was 12-4.
Morow's line up was: Henry Mars
ton, p, ( Floyd Hawkins, c, Tommy
Dunbar, lb, L. S. Havard, 2b, Ben
Haw 3b, John Haw, ss, Alva Fogle
man ' lf> z,ba Fisher, cf, George Ha
rf -
Fred Bailey and A. L. Fontenot um
pir ® d K ame
This is the si
" earcats have played and have been s
ripfeateri rmlv nnm
sixth game the Morrow
defeated onl y once -
- The bunch was royally
I ed by
entertain-
the Washingtonians and all
,
came-home delighted with the game.
HAVING BIG TIME
ON TOUR OF FARMS
CT I ANDRY DAVC
kJ I • LalU/ll 1 Uv 1 VJ
Visit Experiment Field,
Dairy and Swine Herds at
, Illinois University
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WILL RETURN ON
12TH OF AUGUST
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Study of Improved Farming Methods
Dairy and Swine Herds in Middle !
West Expected to Yield j
Much Good i
V
The Louisiana boys who are now
making a tour of the agricultural col
leges and farms through the middle
West are having the tinie of t^eir of
I lives, says A. A. Mendoza in a tele-:
gram to the Clarion from Champaign,
111., as they were leaving there on
August 4. : a
The boys had just ended a visit
through the University of Illinois,
where they were taken through the
magnificient buildings, the experimen
1 tal field plots, the dairy herd, the
swine herd and other places of inter- j
They were royally entertained.
est.
by the instructors at the University. |
St. Landry's thirteen representatives
; in particular are enjoying the trip, Mr. k
Mendoza wired, and are gathering
and are
much valuable information and many
new ideas,
His telegram follows:
( Star-Progrss :
.pjje L 0U i S i ana boys on farm tour
tlir0U gh the Middle West are leaving
champaign tonight. We were enter
tained hy instructors of the University
buildings, the exeprimental fields
plotg the diary herd( swine herd, in
fact> ' ever ything pertaining to the Uni
verslty. All thirteen St. Landry rep
resenta tives having great time,
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OPELÖUSAS BOY AND PORT
A. A. MENDOZA,
Captain B. Co.
ARTHUR GIRL STEAL MARCH
ill
George Dewey Fux, Opelousas boy,
and Miss Jessie Jeko of Port Arthur,
Texas, stole a march on relatives and
friends and were married in the Tex
as city on Saturday last. They were f
married by the Catholic priest there. t
Miss Jeko was one of the belles of
Port Arthur.
. Mr. Fux Is employed' in one of the
leading drug stores of that city.
They will make their home in Port
Arthur.
j as city on Saturday last
Captain Durio.Is
Now City Engineer
Captain D. E. Durio, well known
civil engineer of Opelousas, was
elected city engineer by the council
at its meeting Tuesday night. His
election was unanimous.
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Captaln Durio has gained quite an
enviable pla f® ^ |
. ! ga * ea m souie ül TT'l —I
r ° ad constructioa in the paris J' ^'
'ing been retained as engineer by sev
eral of the road districts which are (
now preparing to construct gravel
will unquestionably render efficient
: service to the city. He is now en
; gaged , n gome of the most important
ing been retained as engineer by
j h lg h w * ay3 .
ST. CHARLES COLLEGE BOYS
RETURN FROM TRAINING CAMP
Grand Coteau, La., Aug. 3.—Ewell
Smith and Nick Mouton returned
' from the Reserve Officers' Training j
; Camp at Columbia, S. C., where they
were for six weeks with a number of
a other students of St. Charles College,
They went with Sgt. Williams S.
Reese, military instructor of the lo
cal college. The other boys at camp
of were: Randolph Braint, Carencro,
Lastie Broussard. Rayne; Hickman
and Daniel Grace, Plaquemine, j
Scösthene Ralgle, Church Point;
-
in mour Wright, Arnaudville; Andrew
Broussard, Richard Abshire, Allison
Trhan, Kaplan; Norville Roth, New
Orleans, Alexander Azer Crowley and
Camille Broussard, Maurice. Both
Smith and Mouton were delighted
with their trip to camp.
GOAL OF FORTY
THOUSAND MEMBERS
IS NOW CERTAIN
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s t a t e 0 f Louisiana was not too high,
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MEMBERSHIP IN AMERICAN COT
TON ASSN. EXXPECTED TO EX
CEED FIRST ESTIMATE
The experience of the field organi
- I
zers of the Louisiana Division of the '
American Cotton Association during j
the past weeks in the central group j
of parishes show that the goal of 40, j
000 production memberships for the j
each in his own way> was no t until
This goal was apportioned to each of
the cotton parishes ,and while they
have been working to it ever since,
a field force was organized in July,
and sent into a particular group of
parishes that there began a realization
of the hope held out by the leaders of
the great movement.
This work has been carried on
systematically in Rapides, Avoyelles
St. Landry, Grant, Caldwell and Nat-,
chitoches. One man was assigned to
j each parish, w'hile the field director,
Mr. Crippen made his headquarters
i in Alexandria as the most central
; point, and there directed operations.
! The work in Caldwell and St. Landry
! parishes has been hampered by very
! bad weather, but in other parishes, it
has been quite up to the mark, and
the Campaign Director, Mr. Apple
yard, announces*that there is no
! doubt that the goal will be attained in
j qaoh parish before the field workers
i have concluded. They have held
V meetings in the smaller communities,
and preached the doctrine of organiza
tion most effectively. They have
aroused the farmers to a realization
of the force of united action,
Side by side with the organization
work has gone the presentation of
the warehouse idea, and this has taken
: a splendid hold on the farmers. They
are being given the data which will
enable them to carry out the main
idea, and they are being helped in
every case where they show a dispo
sition to go ahead. This has been
j splendidly demonstrated in Cheney
ville, Rapides parish,
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| Preliminary work; in. this vicinity j
had that insidious influences !
k a( j b een work aéfthtët the Ameri
can Q 0ttpn Associatibn idea, but ef
forts were concentrated there, and the
result has been a wonderful success.
{lere the warehouse movement has
crystalized into a concrete thing, a
company is in process of organization,
and a commodious plant will be in
operation in time for this season's
crop. St. Landry has also shown a
fine interest, and with the co-opera
tion of the Chamber of Commerce in
Opelousas, a movement Is under way
which promises fruition at an early
date. Work in thiB parish has been
hampered to some extent by the ab
sence of the parish chairman, Mr. C.
W. Roy, whose wife has been quite
ill in New Orleans, but she is now re
overing and he will soon be back in
the field.
Pointe Coupee parish has been add
ed to the group where an active cam
paign is now in progress. Hon. E. L.
Saucier, member of the legislature
f r0 m Avoyelles parish, who was added
t o the staff of field men recently, has
been given charge of the work in
Pointe Coupee, and is making splendid
headway. A big meeting will be held
in the parish court house at New
Roads, Sunday, August 8th, which will
be addressed by Chairman W. B.
Thompson of the Louisiana Division.
The moving picture "The Spartans
of Spartanburg," picturing the story
of the cotton industry from the days
of slavery to the hoped for Utopian
condition, was shown first at Cheney
ville .and aroused great interest
there. It carried its object
_ _ _____ lessons
straight to the hearts of every one
who saw it It will be shown in oth
^ ^ ^ parlsh and then taken
| to other parishes in the central group,
It is a three reel film, with action, [
pathos and humor plentifully scattered :
throughout and aside from the great
object lesson, is worthy of the clos
1^ attentlQn It hag been prepar ed
( care and at considerable J
expense and baif been regarded „ s0 ■
governor of the two remaining mem
j bers, so that as finally constituted the
commission consists of'
S.
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effective that it will be used In several
other states In their organization
WO rk.
The Louisiana Pink Boliworm Com
mission created by Act 72, has been
completed by the appointment by the
Harry D. Wilson, chairman, com
missioner of agriculture; W. R. Per
kins,, vice-chairman, director of ex- :
tension; W. H. Dalyrimple dean Louis
ana, A. & M. College; Paul D. Perkins
planter; Clarence Ellerbe, planter.
Mr. \
the commission just as soon as he
Say-[returns from a trip to the Thiddle
west, and the work of organization
for the pink worm menace will be
taken up.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Chachere and
Elodie McBride returned after spend
ing several days in Galveston, Texa. j
i Chamber Commerce
Has Rest Room Now
For Convenience, of Thoee Who Come
) to Opelousas for Trade Days or
At Any Qther Time
pletely fitted up as yet there are toilet
, .
j Feeling the need of some place
where the ladies who come here shop-
ping and t oattend the Trade Days
the Chamber of Commerce has made
arrangements for the opening of a
I ladies rest room in the building oc
' cupied by Mrs. Dumas on Court St.
j This home is on the left side of
j Court street a few doors on the other
j side of Landry street and is conveni
j ently located. While it is not com
conveniences arrtfehairs where any-
one may rest,
FARMERS TRADE
DAY IS BETTER
THAN LAST WEEK
MORE PRODUCE BROUGHT TO
COURT HOUSE SQUARE AND
ALL IS DISPOSED OF
in
A more varied supply o* P'oJi.e was
shown on the Court Houis Square
Saturday than on the first Trade Day I
i and the ladies of Opelousas were !
there early to take everything which i
was offered. Melons, eggs, potatoes, j a
peppers, tomatoes an dother garden a
produce fresh fron! the fram was j
bought eagerly and brought a good j
price. '
There was a demand for chickens
but no one had thought to bring in 1
any for sale, although Dr. Bercier had
a crate of prize winners shown there.
One lday who was looking for a Sun
ay dinner enquired the price of Dr. I ag
Bercier's chickens but decided that
gumbo made from them would be too
expensive. A registered Jersey Bull
was brought in by Dual Castin and
offered for sale.
The Chamber of Commerce wishes
to impress upon the people of the par
ish that this Trade Day is more for
their benefit than for the people of
to
ed
Opelousas. Many instances have been
" attention
brought to the Chamoejs * H *'* UUU
where'a person ln öh* *art of the par- ?
ish has stock for sale and it is not ^
known to others even in the same part
of the parish.
be
In many cases people here have sent
to other parishes and even to other,
stated to secure registered stock for
breeding purposes which could have
been secured within a few miles of
their own homes, had they known
where to look for it. It is the pur
pose of the Trade Day to get people
is available at home.
If everyone who wants to buy reg
istered stock or dairy cows will come
to the court house square on the r
Trade Days he may be sure that he : t
will come pretty near locating what
he wants.
Every Saturday is Trade Day and
the use of booths and the grounds Is
given free by the Chamber of Com
merce and the police jury.
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WILL COLLECT
VEHICLE TAXES
NOW DELINQUENT
APPOINTED IN EVERY WARD
FOR THAT PURP08E
Sheriff Thibodeaux will rigidly en
force the law which place a tax on all
vehicles. This tax is now due, haw
lng been from the beginning of the
year, and It should be paid immediate
ly. Vehicle owners have until Sep
fe mber 1 to pay the tax without being
subject to punishment After that
[ date they are subject to a fine of not
: less than $10 and costs.
In an effort to collect the tax on
vehicles throughout the parish, the
police Jury has authorized Sheriff
J Thibodeaux to appoint one deputy in
■ each ward in the parish whose sole
duty It will be to see that all vehl
cles are properly tagged. As an in
centive to do their duty impartially,
the police jury has agreed to give
these deputies half of the fines as
compensation for their work.
Automobiles, tractors, log wagons,
farm wagons, carriages and buggies
are subject to the tax in amounts as
follows: automobiles, 25 cents
horse power, log wagons, $3,
75 cents,
: wagons, $1, buggies
tractors, $10.
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Raoul Pavy and family and
Saturday last from Cooper'!
per
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f arm
and
Attorney
Sunday night for Cooper s
spend ten days on his vacation.
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Miss s
Morton Thompson left on
Morton Well to
Bob Schuler was a business visitor
to .Eunice on Monday of this week.
Miss Helen Voorhies Is spending
sometime in New Orleans guest of her
j brother, Howard.
EUNICE DEFEATS
ARNAUDVILLEIN
THRILLIG GAME
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Lone Score in Last Contest Comes irv
Knight and Hudeck Engage
In Pitching Duel With
Honors About Even
TEAMS WILL MEET
AGAIN HERE SUNDAY
Third Inning From Single, Hit
Batter, Stolen Base and
Second Safe Hit
In one of the fastest and cleanest
games of the season, the Eunice Colts
retained possession of the titlte of
champions of St. Landry by defeating
the Arnaudville Tigers Sunday, score
1-0. The game was played in Eu
nice.
The lone score of the contest came
in the third inning. G. Derbes singled,
advanced to second when Mersch was
hit by a pitched ball, but was thrown
out at third when Hudeck hit to
Knight. On the play Mersch took
second and Hudeck was safe at first.
Mersch stole third and scored a mo
ment later when F. Derbes singled to
Ieft -
Pitching Duel
The game soon resolved itself into
a duel between the opposing pitchers—
a battle between Knight hurling the
split-ball and Big Slim Hudeck
throwing the rosin-plastering sphere,
The hits were few and far between
and in the pinches, excepting the
third inning, they simply were not
forthcoming.
The following features of the game
were etches by Stelly, better known
ag "LoIo," Arnaudville's crack cen
terfielder, an d Hamers, Eunice cen
terfielder. Hammer's catch saved the
day for his team, as he raced over in
to right field and pulled down a hit
off Piatt that would easily have scor
ed a runner on sceond.
Teams Play Here Sunday
The two teams will play in Opelou
sas and from all indications previous
^ recordfi wJU be smashed.
*ArpAU,<jfa£ll§ fans are coming over in
fuH an(J gQ are ( h e base ball
^ U g g j rom Eunice. Then Opelousas'
hundreds of lovers of the sport will
be there, too. The diamond has been
made rgady ^ tfae C0Etest and i ine s
wm be gtaked off t0 pre vent interfer
Thibodeaux>
ence from automobiles.
Go to It boys. Opelousa will be
there, for they know it will be some
ball game.
Arnaudville
3b.
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'filbeau If
Smith, ss.
Roy, rf.
LeBlanc, lb
Knight, p ..
Martin walked 1.
AB. R. H. PO. A.E.
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3
1
1
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0
0
2
2
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29
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2 24 13
2
Eunice
AB. R.
Hammers, cf.....
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Derbes,, F. lb...
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Guilolry, ss ....
0
Derbes, G. If ...
0
Kouch, c .......
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McKinney, 3b ..
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Derbes, C. 2b ..
....3
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Mersch, rf .....
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Hudeck, p.......
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0
29
1
Mexsch hit by pitcher.
Score by innings.
R. H. E.
Arnaudville 000 000 000 0 2 2
Eunice 001 000 00x 1 4 2
Earned runs—none. First base on
balls—Martin. Hit by pitcher
sch.
Hudeck 10. Left on bases—.
Umpires—Lewis and Fuselier.
Scores—Hammers.
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Mer
Struck out by Knights 7, oy
Club Girls Back
From Short Course
St. Landry Club Girls returned
Thursday morning from a week s
short course at Baton rfouge. They
are very muc h impressed with the
work a ccomplished there as well as
with the entertainment provided for
^hem.
Mrg L G Kirk home demonstration
agent> wag at ß a t 0 ng Rouge with the
I club members. .
.
More than three hundred members
from al lsections of the state were In
i attendance.
s Mrs Kirk and the members are
the school board and the Opelousas ;
bankg . j
Mrs. B. H. Pavy and Dr. Pavy took
Miss lîarle Pavy to Lafayette on
Tuesday to have her tonsils and
adenoidB removed. Miss Anita Moulis
was her nurse.
Elks Lunch Room
Is Now Atractive
The lunch room'of the Elks club is
( iiow worth your while, Billies, and if ;
you haven't been around yet It's up ;
to you to give it a trial.
Visiting and local members can now
find lunches, cold "beer", coffee, and
even special dishes around at the
club. The service is greatly improved
and a new culinary department and
large refrigerator have been installed.
The lunch room is under the
supervision of A. S. J. Campbell.
Those who know the Colonel best
know how well qualified he is to man
New
POWER PLANT RUNS
THROUGH WEEK WITH
ONLY A FEW STOPS
Current Maintained Very
Steadily Except On
Thursday
ALL ENGINES ARE
BEING REPAIRED
age this new feature at the Elks ;
home. It's a safe bet that the serv- i
ice will bring him continued patron
age.
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law
ones.
bill
the
sion.
and
is
son
courts
the
that
hâve
The city power plant has been in 'In
operation very regularly throughout ! ses
the week except on Wednesday and
Thursday when repairs on the engines ledge
necessitated a shut down. of
The two smaller engines have been city
repaired in part and work on the
large one will be completed today or j
Sunday by the latest.
The smaller engines have been re
paired only where it was absolutely
necessary to enable them to pull a
part of the load. The additional re
pair parts will be installed on them
just as soon as they can be taken
down without affecting the service.
The repairs on the large engine have j f
been more complete, all worn parts
having been taken out and replaced.
This includes cracked cylinders, cy
linders heads, pistons, piston rings
and bearings.
Two Smaller Engines Have Been
Partly Repaired and Large One
Expected to Be Ready For
Operation Saturday
FINED FOR FIRING
PISTOL ON MAIN
_ STREET OF CITY
BERS OF WELL
FAMILIES OF CROWLEY
ARRESTED SUNDAY
at
merce
to
month.
were
will
each
KNOWN should
the
court
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Herbert Duson and Richard Brooks,
both members of well known families to
of Crowley, were arrested Sunday in ( ets
Sunset after they had done some would
rather promiscuous shooting on Main August
street in Opetousas. Driving their bring
car a very rapid rate down Main
street Sunday afternoon the boys fir- on
ed five shots In the neighborhood of
Mayor Loeb's home and continued to
shoot for some time after they had
left the city limits. Some of the home
shots, fired at the ground, struck: A
very near the wheels of car driven by have
Bob Schuler, who was motoring with the
his wife and other relatives when the :
boys passed them. time
Hastening on their way home, the [stock
boys were stopped at Sunset by Con-;
stable Devalcourt who arrested them : stock
and brought them back to Opelousas.
When brought before Judge Kerr
Monday morning, Duson plead guilty
and was fined $35 and costs. Young
Brooks swore that he was undter 17 her
Qf age aQd egcaped pun i s hment ; this
under a provision of the Juvenlfe law. for
He*was paroled.
Could Not Escape
Immediately after the shooting May
or Loeb communicated with the
authorities in every town through
which the boys could possibly make
their escape. Devalcourt, at Sunset
was the first officer the mayor tele
phoned. Shortly after the message
the boys drove into Sunset and were
grabbed.
the
he
other
roy,
Misses Delà and Lena Bourdier left ;
last Sunday for a few days in Lake
Charles with friends and relatives.
.
Wednesday for
.
Messrs. Robert Chachere, Raoul Le
Bourgeois and Steve Durand left on
Cooper's Well to
8pend * we * ve day8 '
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Lyan of Melville
and Mrs. Rose of Crowley are visiting
; tended the wedding in Alexandria
j Thursday of her brother, Mr. An
thony Fux and Miss Miriam Bnquol.
Mrs. L. G. Kirk, home demonstra
tion agent for this parish left this
week for her home In Yazoo City,
Miss., where she will spend her well
earned vacation of two weeks.
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LAW PERTAINING
TO JUVENILES
WAS AMENDED
.Youths Under 17 Are Now
Subject to Punishment
For Violating Law
DISTRICT COURT NOW
Q HAS JURISDICTION
New Law Provides That When Sunt
To Prison Juveniles Must Be
Segregated From Older In
mates of Institution
The glaring defect in the juvenile
law of this state has been cured and
youthful criminals are now as much
amenable to the laws as the older
ones.
The amendment to the old law I»
contained in the provisions of House
bill No. 393 by Mr, Drexler which
the legislature passed at the recent ses
sion. Under Its provisions juvenile
delinquents may be hailed into city
and district courts, except where there
is a juvenile officer, and sent to pri
son for their offences.
The bill gives the city and district
courts jurisdiction in cases involving'
offenses committed by youths between
the ages of 13 and 18. It stipulates
that minors sent to prison must ho
segregated form the older criminals.
Juvenile delinquents in Opelousas
hâve committed almost every crime
'In the calendar. Some of these offen
ses are the result of the perpetrator^
having been emboldened by the know
ledge that they were without the pal©
of the law. Now, however, both the
city and district courts can punish th©
offenders if their actions warrant it.
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CHAMBER
PREMIUMS TO BE
GIVEN MONTHLY
AT TRADE DAYS
ANNOUNCES DATES
WHEN REGISTERED STOCK
WILL BE GIVEN TO PARISH
While every Saturday is Trade Day
at Opelousas the Chamber of Com
merce does not feel financially able
to give premiums each week and will
therefore only present them each
month. The first of these premiums
were given away July 24 and the next
will be given on Saturday, August 2«.
Merchants who are members of the
Chamber, will give out the tickets wltht
each dollar purchased and thee© ticket©
should be kept by the customer an#
the stub placed in the box on th©
court house square on the day when
the premiums are given away.
Many people Inquired Saturday as
to where they should put their tlck
ets but they were told that the box
would not be ready until Saturday,
August 28, which time they should
bring their tickets. It should also be
remembered that the ticket must b©
on the grounds at the time the pre
sentation is made. On the first day
someone failed to receive a pair of
perfectly good pigs because he went
home too early.
A special effort will be made to
have cattle and other live stock on
the grounds on the special days when
premiums are given. At the present
time it is too much to ask that th*s
[stock be brought in every week and
everyone is requested to bring thetr
stock on the following days :
August 28.
September 25.
October 30.
On these days there will be a num
her of buyers who are Interested in
; this stock and there will be a market
for a certain amount. Even if all the
the stock brought in is not sold the
owner will let others know just what
he has and he will get inquiries at
other times.
"8HORTY" GILROY AND
GEORGE DERBES HERE
"Shorty" Guillory, once called Gil
roy, Eunice's lightning little short
stop, and George DeTbes, crack ces
terflelder of the same team, are In
; Opelousas today, having come over
since Friday so as to be here in time
for the big game between Eunice and
Arnaudville Sunday.
George said they were afraid they
would get left Sunday so they came
over in plenty of time. Shorty said
they tired of dull Eunice and wanted
to spend a few days in a real live
town, thinking that would better fit
them for the gruelling contest Some
old wise guy remarked they were her©
try to get a line on Arnaudville. We
don't know what brought them, but
we are glad to see them for both are
good clean ball players.
Mrs. L. H.
the week visit
fey
aveg is spending
in Crew-

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